A porn star has tragically been found dead in her motorhome aged just 27 – with tributes paid to the "dear friend" and "amazing girl".
Dakota Skye passed away on Wednesday, June 9, in Los Angeles, California, the US, with the cause of death yet to be confirmed.
A report from the LA County Medical Examiner-Coroner's office listed her place of death as a “recreational vehicle”, AVN reported.
Dakota's body was identified by her husband.
Sources told XBIZ that she had experienced “personal struggles” and abuse from online trolls.
On May 4, Dakota was criticised after sharing a picture of herself topless next to a George Floyd mural.
She posted: “Happy #GeorgeFloyd day in #santabarbara <3 #dakotaskye equality&fair treatment for all. Dope mural.”
After receiving abusive comments, Dakota defended her post and wrote: “I’m celebrating BAD cops being checked with abusing there authority against human beings .. hello.
“No human being should die getting arrested.” [sic]
Dakota began her adult film career in 2013 and was nominated for AVN’s Best New Starlet award in 2015.
Friend and industry figure James Bartholet said: "Dakota was a dear friend and part of our industry family, and we are saddened by her loss.
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"She still had so much more to give to the world and to the industry, and I'm just very saddened and at a loss for words.
“We wish all the best to her family, and we hope people respect their privacy and please remember her in a good way. Remember her for all the joy and pleasure she brought us."
Dakota performed for a range of studios, including Brazzers, Reality Kings, and Naughty America.
Paying tribute, one social media user tweeted: “Fly with the angels. No matter one’s exit please be respectful and remember it costs nothing to be kind. #BeKind.”
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Another said: “I knew a different version of you than the rest of the world did.
“Through your ups & downs, you never stopped trying to do better.
“Cloud 9 OR rock bottom – you were ALWAYS so amazing girl.”
A third added: “Rest in peace Dakota Skye thank you for all the light brought to this world with your personality!”
In March, tributes were paid to porn star and war veteran Tegan Toxik after she tragically took her own life.
The transgender Las Vegas performer, 35, also known as Piper Rivers, was found dead at her home three days after finishing her last photoshoot on March 19, AVN reported.
Studio founder Steven Grooby said in a statement: "She worked with us the Friday before her death, with producer Radius Dark, who described her as 'one of the sweetest, nicest people I’ve met in the industry'.
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"It always comes as a shock when someone so young, with so many friends and who seemed to be moving forward with her life, ends it so suddenly and tragically.
"I know she was well-liked among the community, and many models counted her as a friend – as seen by their many tributes and celebrations of her left on social media.
"Tegan was a disabled veteran of the Army, having served in Afghanistan and had been living in Las Vegas in recent years, where she had many friends and was part of the trans adult community, co-creating content as well as working on her own content."
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